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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 19, 2010 4:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Revivals of the 1980's

Many thanks, I knew I would miss some. I found a couple more, like How Long Blues and Louie Louie. I will see what else shakes out and work on updating my post this weekend. I quite enjoyed doing it, even if I’m not sure what value it has.

This was an academic exercise that I wanted to attempt, mainly driven by the great joy I experienced being in attendance when the band broke out a cherished and rare song from the old days. I originally was going to have the subject be ‘Revivals and Breakouts’ but quickly realized it would be too much. It is tricky to be as accurate and informative as possible - which is certainly easier today than it was before the advent of the internet - because some of the data out there is inconsistent and conflicting. I was a bit daunted and wary about such a large effort, but as you have stated before, persistence is the key. Your works, in addition to being splendidly informative, have inspired me greatly, as does your continued knack of ‘leading by example’.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Mar 19, 2010 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Revivals of the 1980's

I didn't get into '90s revivals in my additions, but it sounds like you have a bunch of those to put on the list too. Might as well...
Louie Louie is a tricky case - the 9-7-69 performance is just Garcia w/ some of Jefferson Airplane, and 6-7-70 is just a tease.
But it reminds me of:
La Bamba - played 11-11-70 (in Good Lovin'); revived 4 times in Sept '87.
Casey Jones should probably make the list as well, since it was revived three times - in '77, '84, and '92.

Lists like these are much easier with collaborations. It's impossible to remember everything on your own (for instance, I didn't even know there was a How Long, or Hideaway, in '89, til others mentioned it). You had half a list; now with everyone chipping in you'll have the Definitive Revival List.

And, a minor point - but ordering the list is also important - you have it in random order now, but alphabetical would be useful, and chronological would be intriguing.